The Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm Cream is $15(CDN) and comes in five shades (I have swatches of them all for you!). It's infused with moisturizers, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamin E and claims to perfect, protect and hydrate all in one simple step. More claims include the following:
- Hydrates skin
- Smooths skin
- SPF 15 protection
- Evens skin tone
- Skin looks better even after removing
- Conceals flaws
- Minimizes redness
- Lightweight feel
They also claim that after 'just one week, skin looks healthier, more even and radiant' but I haven't been using it for that long. If I see any miraculous changes to my skin I'll be sure to let you know, though!
So, what do I think about Avon's spin on BB Cream? Well, I do like it. The consistency is like a lotion and blends really nice and easily into the skin. It's also very lightweight and I felt as if it did make my skin a tad smoother.
Here's all five of the shades! From left to right is Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Deep, and Deep. I use the Medium shade which is a good summer match for me.
This BB Cream offers a light coverage and does a nice job of evening out the skin tone. If you have any blemishes or under eye circles you'll need to go back in with some concealer, though. It also has a natural finish, but if it's really hot out or you get oily easily then definitely set it with a powder (blotting sheets might be a good idea too!). Regardless, this lasted me a good nine hours today (and it was hot out!).
Overall, I really do like this product and would recommend it (though I do see it more as a tinted moisturizer!). What do you think?